Civil Unions Law: Please note that the new marriage equality law, effective September 1, 2009, discontinues the need for the separate status of “civil unions” in Vermont. Civil unions entered into prior to September 1 will continue to be recognized as civil unions. Couples currently in a civil union who want to be married will need to go through the new marriage process. For more information, please call 802-828-2148 or visit and click on “Marriages.”